241. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Christopher to President Carter 1

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South Yemen. The Saudis have finally come around to your view that it would be helpful if we restored diplomatic relations with South Yemen. We are assessing the timing and tactics of doing so.2

[Omitted here is material unrelated to Yemen.]

  1. Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Subject File, Box 38, State Department Evening Reports, 4/78. Secret. Carter wrote “Warren J” in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the memorandum. Vance was in Moscow April 19–23; Christopher served as Acting Secretary in his absence.
  2. In the left-hand margin next to this point, Carter wrote: “I’m glad we finally got permission to carry out my ‘views.’”